Rugology 101: How to the Pick the Right Rug Material for Your Style

Source: Chrisicos Interiors
Source: Chrisicos Interiors

A layered rug in your home decor is a brilliant way to change the look and feel of your space. Rugs can add a sense of coziness to your home and also add a pop of color.

However, as an interior designer, I also understand the importance of picking the right rug material to match your style. The following transitional home design tips will help you choose a rug that is perfect for you.

Some rugs are made from natural fibers and others from synthetic fibers. The various textures both look and feel different. The type of fiber also determines price, resilience, longevity, and durability. I recommend that you consider all of these factors prior to purchasing a rug for your home.

If you are looking to create a cozier space, opt for a wool rug; it will instantly add warmth and texture. An added bonus is that rugs with a deep, plush pile feel incredibly soft when you walk across them. These types of rugs work very well in bedrooms.

Rugs can also be utilized to help define your space. Go for a rug that complements your furniture and other decor. Consider the size, as well, and make sure that it works well in the space. You can also create a unified look between two rooms by using rugs that complement each other. Make a note that these rugs do not have to match.

You can also add a dramatic look to your home by opting for a colorful rug. This look often works well in dining rooms under the furniture. However, make sure that the rug is large enough so that chairs don’t slide off the rug when they are moved back.

For questions or additional transitional home design tips, be sure to contact Chrisicos Interiors at 617-699-9462.